I quit sugar. I still sneak plain no-added-sugar potato chips now and then. I still eat fruit. Worst, I still grab an English muffin with an egg on some busy rushed mornings. That’s because I cut out corn flakes and bran flakes (which actually have sugar in them already!!), and then someone told me that …
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Days Without Sugar: THE END

I quit sugar.
I still sneak plain no-added-sugar potato chips now and then.
I still eat fruit.
Worst, I still grab an English muffin with an egg on some busy rushed mornings. That’s because I cut out corn flakes and bran flakes (which actually have sugar in them already!!), and then someone told me that oatmeal was essentially sugar, too.
What’s worse? The “sugar” in steel cut oats and milk, or the actual sugar in English muffins?
I don’t know.  
I don’t care, either. Oatmeal and English muffins may be sugar, but they’re not Snickers or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, or Heavenly Hash or Cookies ’N’ Cream ice cream, or root beer, or root beer gummies, or milkshakes, or cookie dough, or a jar of jam, or a cake or pie, and I used to eat whole entire jars of jam, and whole entire cakes and pies.
It’s still almost fifty days to go to hit 100, but ever since the surreal surprise of seeing the number 900 up there in the window, I really feel like I’m done.
I inhaled the scent of a bag of M&M’s the other day.
I have to say, they smelled great!
But I wasn’t tempted.
But – would I have eaten one, if the window was taken down?
Probably I would have, yes.
I don’t know if I can say that I’ve strangled my sweet tooth entirely successfully. There is still a temptation of a sort when I’m around certain things, though it is considerably less.
Overall, I do feel a change, nonetheless. Things that I used to delight and revel in now turn me off. That’s a recovery of a kind.
I just have to stay on the straight and narrow. I don’t want to be the kind of person who goes 1000 days without desserts or sweets or treats, and then regresses back to eating 3 litres of ice cream during a movie. I don’t want to be a raving sugar addict any longer.